Actor Gajendra Chauhan is once again in the news and the reason for this is that Chauhan got an award for which he is being trolled on social media.
Gajendra Chauhan himself had given information about getting the award. Chauhan is known for playing the role of Yudhishthira in the serial ‘Mahabharata’, which aired on TV in the 1990s. During the Narendra Modi government, he was made the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. His appointment was in controversy due to student protests.
In the latest case, Chouhan shared his picture with the award on Twitter and wrote, “Honored – I have been given the Legend Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2021 in Mumbai today for my work in the film industry. Thanks to my well wishers.”
An award is given by the central government in the name of ‘Dada Saheb Phalke’ for contribution to the film industry. It is considered to be the most prestigious award of the Indian film industry. With the National Film Award, the name of the artist selected for this award is announced by the government and the award is given by the President.
The name of the award that Gajendra Chauhan received is similar to this prestigious award. Due to this, Twitter users started trolling him.
Filmmaker Rakesh Sharma was among those who raised the question.
Some Twitter users called him ‘Fake’.
Some users tagged the new Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and asked ‘How can the name of a prestigious award be used like this?’
There were also some users who praised Gajendra Chauhan and congratulated him for getting the award.
However, there were only a limited number of complimenters. The reactions also reflected on Chouhan and he later tweeted another thanking both fans and critics.
Gajendra Chauhan did not forget to say that he had not given any wrong information.
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